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How to get little ones playing golf

Over the last few years, it’s become more and more common for young children to stay inside and play video games. Children have stopped wanting to play sports with their friends, but instead, want to sit in their rooms and play with them digitally. Does this sound familiar?

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Dream win at Women’s Open for outsider Popov

The German Sophia Popov survived both the conditions and a bout of nerves to claim the Women's Open at Royal Troon.

The world number 304 admitted she nearly walked away from the sport last year and had previously never won on the LPGA Tour or Ladies European Tour.

A final round of 68 was enough to finish on seven under par, two shots ahead of Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura....

golf, women's golf

Women's Open Day 1 Review: Olson leads the way at windy Royal Troon

Amy Olson is the leader after the opening round of the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon with a superb round of 67.

The American lies on four under par, three shots ahead of compatriot Marina Alex and Germany's Sophia Popov.

Olson was able to take advantage of better conditions in the early evening, whilst the morning starters had struggled in winds which reached gusts of 40...

golf, women's golf

Lack of home challenge a concern at Scottish Open

The Ladies European Tour finally returned to action with the Ladies Scottish Open in North Berwick, but the lack of a British challenger for the title was a concern going into this week's AIG Women's Open.

The event was won by Stacy Lewis of the USA following a four-way play-off. She was joined in the shootout by fellow American Cheyenne Knight, Spain's Azahara Munoz and Emily...

golf, women's golf

Kang leads the field at the Ladies Scottish Open

Danielle Kang will be amongst the leading contenders when the Ladies European Tour finally resumes at the Ladies Scottish Open in North Berwick.

The American is one of three of the world's top ten players taking part at the Renaissance Club, having won back-to-back titles following the resumption of the LPGA Tour in the USA over the past two weeks.

Catriona Matthew, twice a...

women's golf

Rose Ladies Series final cancelled due to fire at Wentworth

The closing round of the Rose Ladies Series final has been cancelled due to a serious fire in the woods surrounding the Wentworth course where the event was being held.

Players and caddies had to be evacuated from the course when a fire on Chobham Common spread to the trees by the 10th hole. It was hoped the final round could be completed on Saturday but organisers have been forced...

golf, women's golf

Hull on the march as Hewson retains lead in the Rose Ladies Series final

Alice Hewson remains out in front after two rounds of the Rose Ladies Series final but a round of 65 helped Charley Hull move to within one shot of the lead.

Hewson was one-under-par for the day to move to five under. Hull produced the round of the day at The Berkshire course to improve from two-over to four-under.

Liz Young and Georgia Hall, who was the overall series...

women's golf

Hewson leads the way in Rose Ladies Series final

Alice Hewson dominated the field in the opening round of the Rose Ladies Series final at North Hants Golf Club, finishing four shots in front on four-under-par.

Whitney Hillier and Sian Evans were Hewson's closest challengers on level par. Overall series leader Georgia Hall was a further two strokes back on two-over-par, alongside Charley Hull.

The three-round final is being...

golf, women's golf

Kang wins the Drive On Championship as LPGA Tour returns

Danielle Kang won the first event back on the LPGA Tour since February, claiming victory in the Drive On Championship in Ohio.

The American finished on seven under par, one shot ahead of Frenchwoman Celine Boutier, who missed a six-foot putt on the final hole which would have forced a sudden-death play-off.

It was a disappointing day for England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who...

women's golf

Georgia Hall makes it back-to-back wins in the Rose Ladies Series

Georgia Hall won the latest event in the Rose Ladies Series at The Shire, her second victory in as many weeks.

The former Women's Open champion finished three shots clear of Elizabeth Young and Kylie Henry.

Charley Hull was a further shot back but remains in second place behind Hall in the overall standings going into next week's Grand Final series.

There will be...

women's sport, women's basketball, WNBA

NBA star starts fund to help women players sit out season

One of the biggest stars in the NBA has stepped in to help women players who decide not to make themselves available for the WNBA this season due to concerns over coronavirus or social justice.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets has pledged $1.5m (£1.2m) through his KAI Empowerment Initiative Fund to provide support for those who fail to qualify for a medical exemption or choose to...